Accession Number : AD0681744

Title :   A HIGH-ROTATION GENERAL CIRCULATION MODEL EXPERIMENT WITH CYCLIC TIME CHANGES,

Corporate Author : COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Elsberry,Russell L.

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : The phenomenon of vacillation in a rotating annulus is studied as a possible analogue for the atmospheric index cycle. With a simple distribution of heat sources an effort is made to isolate the essential mechanisms by which a baroclinic fluid system undergoes periodic variations in troughline tilt and vortex growth and decay. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, ATMOSPHERE MODELS), TRACER STUDIES, HEAT TRANSFER, BOUNDARY LAYER, ROTATION, VORTICES, KINETIC ENERGY, STABILITY, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, THERMAL EXPANSION, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, THESES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE